Despite some strong starts on the front end of the 2011 season, Royals starter Jeff Francis (0-3, 5.03 ERA) still seeks his first win at home tonight against the Orioles. Baltimore counters with Brad Bergeson, who is also 0-3 with a 4.76 ERA.â†µ
The good news for Francis is that the Royals are on a hot streak again, sweeping the Twins in the first three games of their current home stand to move to 12-5 at home on the season. Overall, the Royals are 15-13. Game time is 7:10.